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fight a gang problem in this city. the gun shots tell you just how bold gangs have become. >> it could have been just the gangster letting us know that they know we are here or a warning, this is our turf, not yours. >> the shots were fired near a small park where a december gang shooting left three people dead and three others wounded. >> in area here is a gang that claims the:color red. >> the arch enemy wears blue but as the violence continues, the colors are beginning to blur. >> what we are seeing is a lot of red on red rivalry, where it is not usual. >> can you clear the channel? >> officers encounter half a dozen suspected gang members a couple of streets down. this man had been arrested before for carrying weapons. he is now on probation with gang enhancements. >> that means he can't wear any
gang clothing, can't hang out with gang members. >> as night falls they make more stops on suspected gang members. these two were arrested after police stopped and searched their car. they found drugs and a baseball bat between the front seats of the car and a switchblade. >> that's not legal. >> no. he's going to jail. >> for many stopped their attire is a dead giveaway. red shoes, red caps. some are more creative. there's red underwear. this man had tiny red stitches on his shirt, and warnings about wearing colors have become a mantra to the cops. >> when they come outlook for trouble, they aren't going to ask questions. they just start blasting. you know how it is. it is different now. >> through routine patrols they want gangbangers to know they are always around. jose has been with the gang since he was 14. he's now enrolled in the jericho problem, a gang intervention
program. he said gangbangers are becoming younger and younger. they want to where tattoos and hang out with the bigger:and be popular. it is growing draw nationalcally. i've seen a little kid 12 years old carrying a gun. >> to counter that, his team attends community meetings, parents nights and afterschool programs. >> a system of homework, mathematics, reading, and we will also participate in game play such as air hockey or foosball, whatever. >> since the neighborhood response team was formed in february, they have made 200 arrests and confiscated some 15 guns. vic lee, abc7 news. call it the spoils of war. more than six and a half million copies of the video game call of duty, modern warfare 3 have been sold in 24 hours. that's allege all-time record. it beats the record for the
previous game, "black aps] >> pg&e plans to retest a pipe that burst last weekend. it sent water gushing out and shutting down lanes for a while. they cut to the the damaged section of pipe and replaced it. if it does well during the test today they will seal the pipe, fill in the hole. pg&e is testing 150 miles of pipeline after last year's explosion in san bruno. >> a section eight and one quarter mile long without one inch allowed for mistakes. >> today is the 75th anniversary of the bay bridge. and it opened in 1936. it was the longest bridge in the world at that time and it is still one of the busiest. one of the writers in the newsroom today said it's 75 years old and now sometimes it sometimes like 75 years to get across it. still look good for 75. >> we have fog east of the bay,
and livermore valley. the north bay we are talking about patchy fog left over from the rain yesterday. a live look outside our roof camera. it's quiet here. is the rain over and how much sunshine will we get this weekend? i'll let you know next. >> also next, college basketball season is here. the cal bears open at home and with some expectations. larry beil has highlights in this morning's sports. ♪
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>> if you like dungeon he is crabs, hang on a few more days. the official season opens bertuzzi. the fishermen are still trying to negotiate a price with buyers. last year the crop hit a record 19 million pounds but it is expected to be lighter than that this year. fishermen said they are only getting about 4 crabs a pot, and that's compared to about ten per pot last year. i was down at the wharf last year talking to people and it surprised me how many people like crab for thanksgiving. you? >> i like it. we don't normally have it for thanksgiving, do you? >> no. >> we aren't that kind of sophisticated. >> are you a turkey girl? >> yeah. that said, we will move on. >> menu later on.
>> we had the rain yesterday, a up to half-inch in san francisco. a few showers still lingering in the hollister area. a live look outside. in san francisco the official sun up 6:47 and setting at 5:01. things will be improving quickly today. in fact we will be looking at the sun and warmer temperatures, slightly warmer, although right now we do have some fog to deal with. it's 49 in fair feel. good morning, redwood city, 48 for you. 52 san francisco with 50 and the fog becoming a little more pervasive here. the ground is pretty moisture. we will look for the visibility to be reduced today throughout the next couple of hours, but when the sun comes up, that should evaporate all that moisture. three miles visibility half moon bay. we've been down to that. in livermore right now looking at 6 miles visibility. better in novato, 7 miles visibility. our highlights then, turning sunny this afternoon with partly cloudy skies for sunday and dry
and filed conditions will prevail throughout much of next week. but a lot like this past week, a system will move on in by the end of the work week, bringing cooler and wetter conditions. so enjoy the next couple of days. here is what is left of the rain. east of hollister, a little return there, but still plenty of cloud cover. our satellite and radar come positive show the cold fronts continuing to slide to the south and east and we are looking at mountain snow in southern california. still showers in the southland. but notice the cloud cover here. a cool, northwesterly flow later today that will brighten things up, dry things out and high pressure builds in for a pretty quiet being ahead. high temperatures today in the upper 40s in the sierra. we are talking about a couple inches of snow in the mountains of southern california. kind of unusual for them for early or mid-november. 65 in los angeles, 64 in big sur
and back home plenty of 60s. low to mid-60s. almost around average for today. 63 san jose, and we are talking about upper 50s at our coast, starting out with fog, cool, a lot of moisture and then drying out throughout the day. afternoon high 63 downtown. 58 in sunset district and in the north bay highs from 56 bodega bay. and fairly uniforms numbers from san leandro to newark. on the cool side but a nice change from yesterday. the rain just kind of stayed with us throughout much of the afternoon. today it's over with in danville and you will wake up to some clouds and then sunshine. 62 in salinas. here's the look ahead. a stray isolated shower well south this morning and then we are talking sunny and milder right through the middle of the week with mid-and upper 60s around the bay. then by thursday and friday,
another round of rain and much cooler temperatures. looks like it will be with us for the weekend. >> lisa, thanks a lot. in sports tonight. stanford and oregon with a packed house. the possibility of keeping national title hopes alive. cal played at at&t. and last night the bears men's basketball team played an opener against uc irvine. here's larry beil with sports. >> the cal bears tipped off the new season at home last night against the anteaters of uc irvine. mike montgomery and the bears ranked 24th in the country coming in. cal off to a good start. he pops for three of his 11. he had 7 assists here to justin from downtown. cal shot the three ball very well. 47%. thisthis is murray from deep.
it's the jumper. more from him down the lane. alan crab had 26 to lead the way, the bears win it. and stanford open the season. 91-52 over central arkansas. the cardinals 51-182nd half. five players in double digits with 16 points. and the women in austin, texas. the cardinals led by five at the break. she had 16 points and 14 boards. ten on the offensive glass. stanford wins 72-59. back to the men because this was such a cool venue. north carolina and michigan state on an aircraft carrier. an awesome scene in san diego on veteran's day. talk about a different kind of background for the shooters. spectacular sunset. you saw the president and mr. obama a huge hoops be fans. here the steal and big john hanson. he's an aircraft carrier by
himself. carolina is victorious, 67-55. real stanford football fans, the diehards, will be on campus early this morning. they may be there right now because college game day kicks off their broadcast. they go from six to fine am and count it down to tonight's clash with oregon. the biggest game of the week in the country. it's like a concert tyros the show goes on the road every week to the campus hosting the biggest game on the schedule. a couple weeks ago, lee danced in a costume, picking the cardinals to beat usc. more seriously, here is how they man on slowing down andrew luck. >> do you have a preference to have him out in space. >> i would like him to be in souther space, if we could get that taken care of, put him in a rocket and send him to the moon for the weekend. he can do it all. 6'4", 230 pounds. he's really, really athletic. >> you can watch stanford and oregon 5:00 p.m. see if the cardinals stay on
track for a possible national title game appearance. all the highlights live from stanford in after the gamal 8:30. the 49ers of 7-1. how good are they really? tomorrow they meet the giants. a clash of teams at candlestick. the giants escaped foxboro last week in a last minute victory. eli manning having one of the best of his years. and giants probably the best team the niners will face so far this season. >> eli is playing very good and johnson is playing. we know they have a good defense. their offense and we certainly are going to be challenged. it's going to be a good game and we are looking forward to it. >> down under, round 3 of the australian open. tiger woods came in lead big a stroke and just imploded. started with three straight bogeys. on 11 he's erased. irate. the tee shot ends up way out of
bounds. he's 3 over with a 75. >> 6 back. his old caddie with scott. shot of the day. eagle, zipping back in the hole. and the aussie rolls in a long birdie on 18 to cap off a 63. he is your leader by a stroke, heading to the final round. that is a rap on morning sports. one more reminder, stanford and oregon right here, 5:00 p.m. on abc7. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> and coming up next at 5:30. >> are you ready to pay more at the gas pump? i'm in sacramento. a preliminary report said the state needs more than $500 billion for transportation needs through 2020. it says it may be time to raise the gas tax. >> also, abc7s cheryl jennings has the story of a young man who turned tragedy into triumph. he's making the
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an ambitious plan to establish a free trade zone. before leaving the aircraft carrier in san diego last night, president obama recorded his weekly address in meeting the economic needs of veterans. >> i called on congress to pass a returning or euro tax credit. i am glad to see congress came together to pass the tax credits. >> his trip will take him also to australia and indonesia before returning to washington a week from tomorrow. >> there's a new move to boost the taxes you pay every time you fill up. a new state report shows we are hundreds of billions of dollars short when it comes to fixing our roads. capital correspondent nannette miranda reports it's a funding gap that could delay more than 3,000 safety improvements. >> i have tire damage. >> there are a few potholes along the way. work needs to be done.
>> or traffic jams. >> it's growing. i think pretty soon we will be like la. >> motorists know it's rough to drive in the state. a new preliminary report by the california transportation commission revealed it will take more than $500 billion through 2020 to maintain crumbling roads, outdated freeways and public transit. the problem is we will barely have half the money wench are looking at close to $300 billion that we don't know where it is going to come from to address those needs. >> transportation leaders say it's time to look at raising the gas tax, which is currently 18 cents a gallon for the state. another 18 cents for the feds. it hasn't gone up since 1994. at the very least, some experts say, it should increase with inflation. >> when you look at not having raised the gas tax and you look at the fact the cost of building is more than doubled since then, the relative value of that gas tax is really, really declined. >> but with high gasoline prices
and tough economic times still gripping consumers, most voters and politicstitions are reluctant to approve tax tikes. >> i think what we are hesitant about is it really being levied to fix that problem or spore something else? >> they ought to look at other means. gas is already overtaxed. >> without a funding increase, some fear the transportation system in california could collapse. >> our infrastructure is why we are the state we are, why we have the economy we do. without it we are just like another third world nation. >> but there might be some signs that sentiments are changing. tuesday's elections saw about 80% of local majority vote tax measures related to schools passed throughout california. abc7 news. santa clara valley water officials will decide on tuesday whether they should add floor --
flouride to tap water. it shows it reduces tooth decay but others have linked it to bone cancer. toddlers age 2 to 4 have had cavities, compare 2018 personaltily. water officials worry more how to pay for it. it would not raise water rates. it will find external sources of funding. >> an isreali boy in the bay area for veterans it day to talk about why his own wound of war is changing history. he lost one leg to a landmine last year while playing in a field with his brothers and sisters. cheryl jennings has the story. >> i do everything. >> you can jump? >> this twelve-year-old is not shy about showing his prosthetic leg. >> i not so good like my real
leg, but it's good. >> he was fitted for the prosthetic after his leg was blown off by a landmine february 6, 2010. he had been playing with his brother and three sisters in the snow on a family outing in the golan heights. they didn't know he was in an unmarked land field. his sister was badly wounded by shrapnel. >> it was terrible expense and it is not -- it shouldn't happen to other children or men or ladies. >> i remember every detail from this day. >> still i lost my leg. then my sister, she's blind. >> i open my eyes and like nothing. >> it must have been so scary. >> yes. and i am hearing screams and like i didn't know what to do.
to go, to stay? >> i remember she was always daniel, daniel, are you okay? are you weak? >> their little brother was 8 at the time. he wasn't hurt but was traumatized. >> landmines i want gone. >> you want them gone. >> no more. >> they came by abc7 tv as soon as they got off the plane from israel to tell their story. their travels are being documented by an isreali media company. we learned there maybe up to 1 million landmines in israel, including the holy land. there was a packet formed to raise awareness. heidi and jerry along with the u.s. state department took a bus load to see the landmine fields. there is an effort to remove them in war-torn country. >> i believe no mother should
have to take off the lymph their child to put them in bed. >> they even talked with the prime minister, netanyahu. eventually a bill was there to clear the landmines. >> and we will get the money to do a peace walk in israel. >> in 2025 we will see a mine-free world. >> cheryl jennings, abc7 news. >> i can believe how well-spoken daniel is. >> a good kid. >> what's going on weather-wise? we had some rain. >> we did, and it took a while to end. right now we are looking at dry conditions across the bay area. fog has result from all that moisture. our roof camera looking pretty good. quiet out there. temperatures in the 50s. we do have sunshine on the way, but warmer temperatures, i'll let you know next. >> also ahead, the silent killer that hangs over west africa.
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rain that dropped from half-inch in san francisco to a couple hundredths in the livermore valley. here's a look from the roof camera. the sun setting just after 5:00 tonight. we will be looking at a string of dry and somewhat mild averages. fairly typical for mid-november for the week ahead. 51 in concord right now. 52 in san francisco with 49 in fairfield. fremont and the visibility is pretty good in the south bay on the peninsula. but in our inland valleys you will notice it's been reduce today about six miles, concord and livermore and at the coast, half moon bay. it is a little foggy out there. be careful out there, it's foggy everywhere. the rain looks like it is over but we will hold on to the clouds throughout the morning hours. then we will see a light northwesterly wind bring sunny skies this afternoon. partly cloudy for tomorrow. looking at the dry and mild weather right on through next week. not all of next week, but most
of next week. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. a little bit of rain to be found around not even in hollister, really south and east of hollister and the main activity continues to push to the south and east in southern california. mammoth reporting snow right now. so we've got showers in los angeles in this cold front bringing the cooler air and the rain into southern california, then exiting later on today. still some clouds around. we have a weak system that will push on through. tomorrow just bringing maybe a shower to the sierra nevada. partly cloudy to the bay area. overall we are done with the rain. we had a little snow in the mountains with 47 in tahoe today, 55 in yosemite. you notice the moisture from really south of santa barbara bra and the high surf is a problem in southern california, as well. just 62 in vegas. back home we are talking about low to mid-60s hear from santa clara to campbell. 64 and on the peninsula.
upper 60s at the coast. a cool day today but it will brighten up from milbrae. 61. 63 mountain view. san francisco partly cloudy, 61 degrees. the rain didn't want to end but in the north bay it was slow to start and also slow to finish. today look for a nice afternoon with sunnier conditions throughout the day. 63 napa. 60 berkeley with 61 san leandro and low 60s ten for union city, fremont and newark. out over the hill you have the fog and clouds but by midmorning that should scatter out. 64 in pleasanton. monterey bay, partly cloudy. and 64 hollister. here's the 7 day forecast. we are warming up a couple degrees or so throughout the week, especially in tuesday and wednesday. we will see the warmer days around the bay and inland. just like this past week and the week before, we've stayed dry a week and then we get to the cold rain by the end of the week into the weekend.
so it looks like we will see some rain next weekend. >> a lot of parts of the country would give anything for a forecast like that. >> yeah, i know it. >> thanks, lisa. >> something that's a nuisance in california is a killer in much of africa. mosquitoes carry malaria, the leading cause of death in sierra leone. the problem is particularly severe among children. research that began here in the bay area is offering new hope to the west african nation. here's the assignment 7 report with carolyn johnson. >> the bush country of sierra leone is wildly beautiful. hovering in the background is a silent killer. mosquitoes that carry a deadly form of malaria in the surrounding villages. the disease hits young children especially hard. >> do you worry about malaria and illness? >> i worry about it, yes. >> they are concerned for their
son, sammy. >> sammy got sick. >> but he hasn't had had it yet? >> he don't get malaria. >> can you turn it on? >> with the help of a flashlight, sammy and his family took us inside their darkened hut and showed us the torn mosquito night that they all sleep under every night. it offers little protection because of the hole. if a child does develop ma layer raw, immediate treatment can mean the difference between life and death. >> it's the number one killer for those under five. >> this doctor trained at the san francisco's trauma institute, learning the latest techniques for healing fractures but most of the children are suffering from extreme complications from malaria. families often don't reach the emergency hospital until the symptoms are already severe. >> they are rushed in gasping,
requiring urgent blood transfusions. >> but help could soon be on the way from the bay area. a researcher has developed a synthetic farm of the most commonly used ma layer raw front. in partnership with one world help and the bill and ma linda gates foundation they use biology to produce it from the bacteria e. coli in huge brewery-type tanks. >> it is to stabilize the supply and eventually lower the price substantially. >> he believes the price could eventually drop from several dollars a dose to about 25 cents and could be widely available as early as next year. back in sierra leone, clinics scramble to treat the children who are diagnosed like aid groups work to educate families on prevention. >> we work with the government, and millions of vaccines have
been distributed. >> while the efforts may pay off, people are hoping sierra leone will join the growing list of countries that have eradicated ma layer yeah. >> aby news is partner with the challenge. it's to develop millions of americans with millions of moms in effect change. learn how you can make a difference. go to abc7 don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> a couple pace more than $60,000 for long-term care insurance, and when they need it it doesn't pay until i get involved. 7 on your side is coming up. the best approach to food is to keep it whole for better nutrition. that's what they do with great grains cereal. they steam and bake the actual whole grain while the other guy's flake is more processed. mmm. great grains. the whole whole grain cereal.
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month. now beverly figured it would pay off. however, when she filed a claim for home nursing, she found benefits did not come easy. >> they kept on writing me and telling me, no, we can't pay you that much. >> the company declined to pay the full benefit. so 7 on your side contacted her carrier, senior health insurance of pennsylvania, shown as ship. they reviewed the claim again and in the end it did pay her an additional $4,092 in benefits. beverly was relieved. but months later found herself fighting the company again. >> they take their sweet time and try to put obstacles in your path. >> jack wound up in a nursing home and then she filed another claim. >> they sent me all the papers, which was a claim form, and i filled them all out. >> but they said it wasn't enough information. the nursing home did provide more data, but the insurance company said, still not enough. >> they said you only sent six pages, and they actually want 35
pages. >> she said she and the firsting home never received a clear idea what information the company wanted, just this letter saying their time was running out. >> we can't hold this claim forever. so the deadline is october 28th. >> the letter said without that extra data, we will be unable to pay your claim. one day before the deadline she contacted 7 on your side again and again we contacted the company. soon beverly got the good news. >> the senior healthcare called and said we received all the information in one day. >> they agreed to process her claim and soon of a scent her this check for $7,000. the company saying the requested information was finally received on october 27th, 2011. they never denied his eligibility. however, a claim was denied
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become anthems of the 1967 revolt. while the national tour is in san francisco, the cast took the opportunity to find san francisco's 1967 roots. >> would you like flower? you're welcome. >> taking it to the streets, meeting the public. and a lot of flowers in your hair. the message of the show was groundbreaking 44 years ago. it seems to echo in today's occupy protests. >> fighting for equality and, you know, to have your voice heard. >> they are on a city tour in the magic bus. as they see the sites, the bus becomes a traveling movie theatre. ♪ all you need is love >> not a "hair" song. here is the epicenter of san francisco, the way it was in 1967. a chance for the actors to experience what they interpret
on stage. where their presence might have gone. initial reaction? >> just, you know, it's a lot trendier here, i know. >> a break for the actors in a show that requires energy. not quite like it was in 1967. >> in the '60s it was a little more laid-back, really like really chill because that's what the feeling was. we brought a little bit of '90s punk rock to it. ♪ where's the sunshine >> "hair" plays through november 20th. abc7 news. >> coming up next at six, a final warning for occupy oakland protesters ordered out of frank ogawa plaza. and the